Journal Article

‘Chocolate’ unregistrable for portable communications apparatus

Mena Lo and Emma Tsang

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

Volume 3, issue 7, pages 428-429
Published in print July 2008 | ISSN: 1747-1532
Published online May 2008 | e-ISSN: 1747-1540 | DOI:
‘Chocolate’ unregistrable for portable communications apparatus

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The Registrar refused registration of the word CHOCOLATE as a trade mark in respect of ‘portable communications apparatus’ on the basis that the mark was devoid of any distinctive character and consisted exclusively of a sign which may serve in trade to designate the characteristics of the goods for which registration of the mark was sought.

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Subjects: Arbitration ; Intellectual Property Law

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